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hands in scented water, he performed the acamaaa* He put on
the jingling sandals, and reciting the abridged Ramayana, te
walked a few steps. Then he seated himself on the carpet,
and summoned to his presence the dalanayakas, Appaji and the
other ministers.

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SUMMARY.

Krsnaraya, having heard of the tyranny of Guravaraja
commanded one of his Muhammadan officers, Ismail Khan
by name, to proceed against him and punish him for his evil
deeds. Ismail marched against Macupalle, the headquarters
of Guravaraja, and having defeated and slain him in battle, he
demolished the fort and confiscated Guravaraja's estate.

This Guravaraja was generally known as Tata (grand-
father) Guravaraja, as he lived for a pretty long time. His
two sons Nala Kampa and Cina Sangama went to Vijaya-
nagara after their father's death, and petitioned the Ray a
requesting him to confer their father's estate upon them. The
Ray a complied with their request, and granted them
Siddhavatam district. They held this estate during Krsna-
devaraya's reign, paying him the stipiilated tribute regularly.

Cina Sangama's rule in this region is borne out by the
evidence of an inscription dated in the cyclic year Pramadi
(S. 8. 1441 = AJX 1519-20), recording the gift of three turns of
land to a courtesan attached to the shrine of the God Tiru-
vengalaaatha of Cuddapah, made by his subordinate Gumma-
tlttri Vobnladeva Maharaja.

Kaifiyat of Siddhava^aat, L.R, 9, pp. 276-6.

* ' Sippiag water three times before religious ceremonies or meals, or after meals,
are th» necetsities of nature, repeating at the same time tht 24 principal names

* According   to the  JCtijiyat  of Atetufafo (L. R. 56, pp. 66 ff.) it wat Vira
ixofaa that despatched lamlol   Khan against Goravaraja.   Probably  the  order was
ea by Vira Xara*imha, and it wu executed only during th« reign of his »«cces*or-